Blogging for them (you)

Ok, I proposed a challenge to get 5 people to sponsor a child before our blog domain expires at the end of the month.  I threw it out there.  I asked.  I prayed.  I asked again.  Four people said yes.  Four children will be blessed with life’s basic necessities because of those yeses.  Thank you!

The challenge hasn’t been met yet, but I just finished renewing our domain.  I simply feel in my heart that it is the right thing to do.  I didn’t throw out the challenge to hear pats on the back about how great the blog is.  I didn’t.  I was hoping that 5 of my more than 150 daily readers would DO.  I don’t want you to just read our story, see our pictures and think how cute it is, how beautiful it is, how great of people we are because we said yes and adopted.  I want YOU to DO something.  Simply put.

I am choosing that instead of feeling disappointment in what didn’t happen, I will celebrate what did happen.  I will celebrate those 4 kids.  I will celebrate the 4 people who sponsored them.  The feeling you have knowing you are DOING something to help someone is like no other.  It is when I first began to feel “it is better to give than receive”.  I will celebrate that this blog has helped, encouraged, and inspired others.

Since proposing my challenge I’ve gotten emails and comments from other adoptive families.  Those that are saving every penny and fundraising to cover the cost of their adoption.  They have asked me to continue to blog.  How could I say no to them?  I am blogging for them (you).  They said yes.  They are DOING.  They are making a difference in the life of a child.  I know when we were learning about adoption, praying about adoption, and in the process of our adoption, blogs were where I turned when I needed support.  I needed to hear from others who “get it”.  I wanted to read about their process, learn about programs in different countries, know about the feelings they were experiencing, see pictures of their kids, and hear of the fun they were having.  I wanted to know that I wasn’t alone.  You are not alone.

With the upcoming school year , I can’t promise that I will be able to blog as often, but this blog is an outlet for me.  It will be around.  We will be around.  I’ve got lots to share.

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A giant thank you to all of you DOING!  And to the rest of you, it’s never too late. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Blogging for them (you)

  1. I am extatic you are continuing your blog! Thank you so much for chosing to bless so many in this way:)
    It inspires me and keeps me looking forward to when we will be able to adopt:) im hoping soon!!!
    Thank you Sarah:)

  2. We are also in the process of adopting a little girl (approximately 3 years old) from the DRC. We are at the dossier stage now and praying that all goes quickly and smoothly. We too feel that it is God’s divine intervention that we are on this path to being parents to this little girl. Thank you for your inspirational message. :0) The Spangler’s – Spokane, Washington

    • April, I live an hour from Spokane and am also adopting from DRC!!! Please give me a way to contact you so we can connect! 🙂

  3. I’m so happy and grateful! We had long been considering adoption and quite frankly, your blog is what pushed us “over the edge” and gave us the leap of faith to go for it! Because of your inspiration, another orphan will, Lord-willing, have a forever home in us. Thank you for being that inspiration to us and I”m sure, to so many others! We look forward to continuing to follow your journey.

  4. Oh JOY! I am SO happy!! I am in the process of praying! MY heart is 100% into adoption. My husband… not so much. I am frustrated and impatient. I want to be DOING something. DOING what you are talking about. Sponsoring one child doesn’t feel like enough for me. Adoption feels like a start. Moving to Uganda and being hands on and right there in the trenches… That MIGHT be enough… I love your blog. I look forward to reading it daily. xoxoxo

    • Consider sponsoring a great first step. Having the two kids that we sponsor has really cemented the Congo to our bio son during the adoption process. Their picture is on our refrigerator and we pray for them by name. Now that he is about to start school he wonders about them starting school and he asks about what they do and what they eat. He wants to know if we can adopt them and they be his brothers. Having a face to go along with a desire goes a long way. We are hoping to adopt siblings and we sponsor siblings. They are our connection in the process.

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